COVID-19 Resources for Northwest Indiana

NIRPC is providing this information as a service to Northwest Indiana communities, residents, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and is not responsible for the accuracy or timeliness of the information provided through these links to other agencies and partner organizations.

Assistance to Local Governments

Governance During Crisis

Indiana State Board of Accounts: Policy, Guidance and Directives during Coronavirus

Aim (Accelerating Indiana Municipalities) COVID-19 response information

Aim’s local examples of COVID-19 policies and actions

Community Resources

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) COVID-19 Response Funding Program for Community Development Block Grant Funds

ORCA State and Main Street resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Main Street America COVID-19 Resources for Communities

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development COVID-19 Information and Resources

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration COVID-19 Resources


INDOT COVID-19 Response

Environmental Protection Agency on COVID-19: Disinfectants, Drinking Water & Wastewater

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Information & Updates on COVID-19

Assistance to Residents

General Information

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Hoosiers Looking for Assistance

United Way of Porter County’s Coronavirus Community Resources

Department of Homeland Security

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

Purdue University Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI) -Prescription Pick-Up Options

Unemployment & Work Assistance

Indiana Unemployment Insurance COVID-19 Information

Indiana Unemployment Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

WorkOne Northwest Indiana Unemployment Benefit Information & Resources Related to COVID-19

Housing Assistance

Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority for Housing Needs

Food Assistance

NWI Food Council for Food Assistance During COVID-19

Indiana Food Assistance Availability Map


U.S. Department of Justice Disaster Fraud Hotline

COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing

Apple/CDC COVID-19 Screening Tool 

Internet Availability

Comcast Xfinity WiFi hotspots currently free

Indiana University Northwest offering free Wi-Fi “lot hot spot” in Parking Lot 2 of Moraine Student Center

Assistance to Local Businesses

General Information

NWI Forum COVID-19 Business Resources

Help for Small Businesses

Indiana Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Small Business Association Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

LaPorte County Revolving loan fund information

gener8tor Emergency Response Program

Northwest Indiana Strong

Help for Employers & Their Employees

WorkOne Northwest Indiana COVID-19 Community Resource Guide 2020

U.S Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace

OSHA COVID-19 Hazard Recognition, Standards, and Prevention

OSHA Guide on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance Coronavirus Resources

Economic Development Assistance

Restore Your Economy – COVID-19 Resources for Economic Development

Indiana Economic Development Corporation Business Resource Center

Tracking COVID-19


Indiana Department of Health Coronavirus Information

Hoosiers by the Numbers: COVID-19

National Association of Regional Councils COVID-19 Resources for Regions

World Health Organization

COVID-19 future tracker/forecasting (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)


Assistance to Transit Operators

Transportation & COVID-19 – Practices from other disease outbreaks

A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response

Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit

Transportation in the face of communicable disease

FTA COVID-19 Resource

Helping Transit Agencies Prepare for COVID-19 with No-Cost Contingency Plans

Per the Governor's Executive Order, the NIRPC office is closed until at least April 21. NIRPC staff is working remotely, but is equipped to handle most matters.